This week, Adam Bemma takes a look at the political parties running in Thailand’s general election (00:51), Laura McDowell profiles Timor-Leste’s first blind radio broadcaster (9:09), PJ Thum interviews Andreas Harsono of Human Rights Watch about Indonesia’s internet law (17:59), and Michael Tatarski reflects upon his experience covering the Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi (26:31).
Thum Ping Tjin (“PJ”) is Managing Director of New Naratif and a historian at the University of Oxford. A Rhodes Scholar, Commonwealth Scholar, Olympic athlete, and the only Singaporean to swim the English Channel, his work centres on Southeast Asian governance and politics. His most recent work is Living with Myths in Singapore (Ethos: 2017, co-edited with Loh Kah Seng and Jack Chia). Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.More by Thum Ping Tjin